I heard this guy play slide guitar on teh Pont d’Arcole in Paris. I was quite tired and cold at that point and decided to sit and listen on one of the benches. His playing was excellent (as a musiciant I tend to understand these things so I am not speaking in Hyperbole), and he had quite a repertoire.

It made me think of all the musicians I know eking out an existance by playing gigs that pay badly or end up busking just to make ends meet. So the treatment represents a bit of that mood I felt at t hat point.

Taken with my trusted travelcamera – a Canon EOS 7D and my favourite portrait lens – a Sigma 105 mm f2.8 macro.

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pont darcole, paris, guitarist, busking, street musician

I started on a little Kodak Instamatic camera when I was quite small and eventually started with SLR photography on my Dad’s old Pentax Spotmatic in the late ’70s.

Photographers like Yousuf Karsch, Annie Leibowitz who have grown up in the age of film and have captured the world inspire me, whereas modern digital photographers and techniques challenge me to always renew what I am doing and how I am looking at things.

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